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Welcome to the Friendliest Little Airport in Michigan!

This quiet, country airport is the place where hundreds of people first experienced aviation, took flight training, and earned their pilot certificates. Located in rural Macomb County, about 25 miles north of Detroit, the airport was originally known as New Haven Macomb.

Over the decades we've steadily grown and improved. Construction of new hangars, a major runway upgrade in 1999, a name change to Ray Community Airport in 2002, taxiway improvements and construction of even more hangars, and a completely remodeled airport office with pilot lounge have produced a vibrant airport with modern facilities and a solid pilot base. But we're not done yet!

What's in it for me?

Whether you simply want to visit an airport and watch the planes or you'd like information about learning to fly, please feel free to stop in. We have coffee and donuts in the airport office every Saturday morning except holidays. Come in and visit with us or explore our website.

If you're a pilot looking for avgas at discount prices, put Ray Community on your checklist. If you're an aircraft owner looking to base your plane at a friendly, affordable field, check us out.

We have much to offer including:

  • Shell fuel (100LL) at bargain prices with additional discounts for members of our Blue Ray Fuel Club
  • Family and pet-friendly
  • Macomb County's only public use airfield available and lighted for night operations
  • GPS-A approach procedure (daytime only)
  • Aircraft tie-downs
  • Flight training via a full-time flight school
  • Home of EAA Chapter 13
  • Wide variety of aircraft including vintage, helicopters, ultralights, motor gliders, light sport, multi-engine, gyro copters, and dozens of building projects
  • Family-friendly environment and activities

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Current price for 100LL avgas

$ 3.89

$ 4.28

NOTAM in effect at 57D

Effective Tuesday, July 26, runway 18/36 is CLOSED for its entire length and to all aircraft.

Show Your Pride

Would you like your family and friends to be able to see your airplane in the image gallery on our website?

Then send a good, high resolution photo to the webmaster by clicking the link at the bottom of any page. Be sure to describe who and what is in the image, and include yourself if possible.

Your picture can then appear alongside all the others.

Bring The Kids

Boys and girls ages 8 to 17 can enjoy a free airplane ride with a licensed pilot!

The Young Eagles program gives interested youngsters the opportunity to fly in a general aviation airplane. Each child observes how the pilot does a pre-flight safety check, learns how the controls work, and receives a commemorative certificate and logbook. See our calendar for upcoming event dates.

Winter Flying

We all know that the harshness of winter is just around the corner. Why not take a few minutes for a refresher on the key safety points for winter flying by reviewing the following article from AOPA?

AOPA: Cold Weather Operations

Winter flying can be summed up in four words: cold, ice, snow, and wind. Every day is a weather day after the first snowfalls of winter arrive in colder regions. Now a whole set of conditions, accompanied by a cryptic stream of abbreviations to describe them, shows up in NOTAM, weather reports, ATIS, and so on.


As the season gives way to accumulating storms and snow-removal operations, pilots need to keep abreast of runway, taxiway, and ramp conditions. The information in this subject report provides tips for successfully meeting the challenges of winter weather.
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New Food Destination

Lilly's Diner has recently opened at Napoleon Airport (3NP). They offer family style dishes served fresh and hot in a friendly, comfortable dining room. Lilly's is open 7 days, remaining open until 7pm on weekdays, until 5pm on Saturday, and until 3pm on Sunday.

After landing, taxi to the south end of runway 15 and park on the grass on the east side. Walk through the gate and the entrance to Lilly's located only steps away!

Phone: 517-962-4260

Opportunities at Ray

Our airport is currently seeking:

  • an airport manager
  • parties interested in opening a flight school to replace the one that recently closed

To inquire about these opportunities, please contact Jim Moore.

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New Hangars Available

There are new hangars being built at Ray Community Airport that are available for immediate purchase. They are being offered privately, not by the airport management company. If the past is any indication, these will go quickly so don't wait.

There are four large hangars (50 x 60) and six smaller ones (42 x 36).

Please phone Peter Dugdale for more information: (586) 219-7907

New Hangars Available

New hangars are being built at Ray Community Airport and they're available for immediate purchase. There are four large hangars (50 x 60) and six smaller ones (42 x 36).

Please phone Peter Dugdale for more information at 586-219-7907. If the past is any indication these will go quickly, so call soon if interested.

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